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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 21

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^aaaaaaPVB ^BW» lammaek So much has changed in tht life of Carol Morris Burke. Some years ago she was a promising violinist and an ex* pert swimmer, diver and lifeguard. Now the violin has been put on the shelf and she swims infrequently. And painting is her prime hobby. Recently, when she watched the Miss Universe contest on TV, she was wearing blue- jeans and her hair, as she puts it, was "stringy." She had been busy getting her three children ready for bed. Thirteen years ago at the Miss Universe contest, Carol, daughter of an Ottumwa minister, was the star. She was, In fact, Miss Universe of 1956. Contest Recollections 1 phoned Carol at her home In Houston, Tex., last week and we reminisced about the summer of 1954 when, at Clear Lake, I was one of the three judges who selected her "Miss Iowa." There was little to the judging, really. As soon as the candidates arrived, word spread through the area that Miss Ottumwa was a stunner, a knockout, a wow. And Carol's simple beauty was so captivating that the title was hers right from the start. She was an also-ran at Sunday ^•^^^ WtfMI fltff lifwT •mw TrNMM CWIMW Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday Morning July 27, 1969 \READER BONUS \ Your THIRD News Section Section T— Third Newt Section RECORD IOWA ENLISTMENTS How to Shop For CAROL CAROL MORRIS IURKI MORRIS BURKI 1956 Photo and Today's Photo the Miss America contest in Atlantic City, N.J., that year. It was two years later that she became Miss Universe at Long Beach, Calif. "Those were exciting days," Jarol recalls. "For the most, part, I think those contests are just fine. They give a girl an opportunity to get out and sea (he world. , "But there are penalties for winning, too. The'year I was Miss Universe, the second runner-up was Miss Sweden. We were roommates and became very dear triends. After the contest, she stayed in California and had a ball but I had to travel all over the country and work my head off." Texas Housewife In 1959, Carol married Edcard G. (Buzz) Burke, a Texas oil man who how devotes most of his time — 14 hours a day, says Carol — to the breeding of race horses and the study of it. He hasn't had any spectacular successes so far. The, Burkes live in a Houston house surrounded by three acres of trees that has three bedrooms plus quarters for lervants that are now used by Burke for an office. They have a full-time man servant (his late wife had. been their cook) and a part-time cleaning woman. "Strangely, it's a rented house," says Carol. "When we came to Houston 10 years ago we didn't expect to stay — and we've just kept on renting." The Burkes' children are Christopher, 9; Tracy, 8, and Lisa, 7. Art Class Carol says she lives a quiet life and she and her husband go out very little "because there's not much in the way of entertainment and, as for eating out, the food's not that great." But she maintains a liyely interest in the arts and this summer, with a friend, conducted a class of 11 adults in oil painting. . \ Carol's father, the Rev. LaVerne Morris, former pastor of the Davis Street Christian Church, died five years ago. Her mother has traveled extensively and now is on an Alaskan tour. "In August, after she returns, I'm coming to Ottumwa with the children for a visit," says Carol. * * * Gordon Gammack's column appears daily in The Des Moines Tribune. MAROARIT DANA By Margaret Dana (A Watkly Information Sarvlet for ConiunwrO Teen-agers, from junior high ages through to college years, are shopping now and will shop during August for their school-year clothes. Across the nation they will be spending a good deal of their money — some $18 billion. So it makes good sense that many of these teen-agers are asking for some tips before they spend their money. The first step is smart buying, especially where you are buying ahead for a season's use, is to spread out your wardrobe and check it over. See what you can_use during the coming months, see what needs altering or repairing, and then list what you need to fill in. This is where you plan the emphasis in your budgeting. Decide where durability comes first, where comfort — like warmth or stretch or support — is important, and where you want to •plurge on a new fashion, a special party dress or sports outfit. Where durability is important be sure to check the garment labels very carefully. Always check fora label identifying the fibers being used, and for further information about how to care for that garment. Make sure the label tells you how much shrinkage to expect — 1 per cent is the maximum if fit is important — and whether the fabric is colorfast to washing or cleaning. For durability steer clear of the "psychedelic" colors, for these are the dyes the industry admits it hasn't been able yet to make "fast." Also for durability stick to simple, plain weave fabrics, like denim and broadcloth, or any type which doesn't have • surface with nobby, loose threads. In the many kinds of knit fabrics on the market, watch these labels carefully. Often they are bonded materials — meaning another material has been bonded, fused or otherwise fastened permanently to the surface fabric. These are comfortable, good-looking and wrinkle-resistant, if the bonding has been well done. So look for a label which tells you who guarantees the bonding, and under what conditions, or states that the bonding meets Standard L-22 as recommended by the National Institute of Drycleaning. Durable press is very popular, of course, for pants, slacks, shirts, skirts and blouses. Some students, however, have written me they find durable press irritating to the skin when worn for long sessions sitting in classrooms that are warm. Moreover, to get durable press that really means no-ironing you need again to watch those labels. Who stands behind the durable press process? And does the label say that for best results "tumble- dry the garment after laundering"? If so, recognize that, if treated otherwise, you won't have a no-iron fabric. Shopping for shirts, a boy might consider the fact that certain types of shirt collars look best on certain types of faces. Even •ports-tbirt collars can be selected by the same guides. For a boy with a rather round face and heavy build, longer collar points, lower neckbands and narrow to medium spread collars are good; a longer, thin face finds most becoming the shorter collar points and medium to wide spread collars. Buttoned-down and tab-type collars are especially good for the boy with an oval face. As for girls, there are a couple of good questions to ask themselves in buying dresses, coats or sportswear. Does it really fit into your wardrobe plan, and go with other things? Do you really like it yourself - or did the salesclerk persuade you it looked great? Will it make you look like everybody Clothes else in class, or like yourself, an individual with real personality? Microwave Ovens Q l WOULD LIKE to know more about microwave cooking. How is the food actually cooked? What differences are there in results compared with the usual baking or broiling? A Microwave oven safety is being studied to make sure no harmful results can come to the cook. Otherwise, the process means that food is cooked by the heat generated inside the food itself, not by an outside heat or flame. Its most important asset per- hops is its speed. Garment Wages Q RECENTLY YOU discussed comparative wages of the garment industry in this country and in other countries, especially the less-industrialized ones. I believe that the 17-cent-an-hour wage you quoted for some countries abroad has risen to 30 cents. Is this correct? A Yes, within the past six months or so the hourly wage rate has risen in some countries, and I understand in Hong Kong companies are paying as much as 30 cents. It is also true that in the United States the hourly wage rate for our own garment industry has also risen another notch in recent months in many plants. About $2.30 an hour, with some fringe benefits on top of this is today's newest figure. Meat Ad Q l AM ENCLOSING an ad I saw recently, advertising round steak, cut any thickness you like, for 85 cents a pound. When I went to buy some I asked for about six pounds. The meat man showed me what I could have for that price — the bottom end which is usually told for stews. I asked for a cut ahead of that and he said I would have to pay 95 cents a pound for that. The ad made no mention of different sections at different prices. Is this legal or fair? A I have studied the ad you sent and can find no suggestion that the price was for a limited quality or cut. If you belong to any consumer organization—woman's club, P.T.A, church, or other group, discuss this with them at a meeting and ask for a letter of opinion from your group to the store, stating that your organization feels all advertisements should be explicit as to limitations. 'Permanent' Press Q EVERY TIME I purchase a garment labeled "permanent press" — and after laundering it according to directions I find wrinkles result, so it must be ironed — I burn a little more. Why are manufacturers allowed to label anything "no- iron" or "permanent press" when the garment is nothing of the sort? A Until 1968 there was no accepted standard by which to measure permanent press-which, Incidentally, should properly ba called "durable press." Now, in the Ameri. can Standard L-22 for fabric performance, there is a minimum standard for this, and it calls for the fabric to meet a specific technical standard which, in a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being "excellent"), must rate 4. Some manufacturers and some stores are using this standard, and labeling accordingly. The more consumers ask for it as they buy, the more often they will begin to find it. PHOTO PROM REOISTER'I IOWA NEWJ SERVICi Gene Hacker (left) and Tom B enson with Boat Enterprise. Boys Borrow $2,200 for Boat Business (Th* Reflijfer'e Iowa Ntwt Service) FORT DODGE, IA. - Two 15-year-old Fort Dodge youths have developed an idea into a profit-making venture and are buying the business they started in May of this year. The two youths, Tom Benson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Benson of rural Fort Dodge, and Gene Hacker, son of Mrs. Marlis Hacker, 225 N. Twenty-sixth St., Fort Dodge, have opened a boat rental concession at Kennedy Park just north of the city. The youths got the Idea from a similar operation at Pine lake and with the help of their parents, secured ap- proval of the Webster County Conservation commission and their recommendations to the State Conservation Commission. Their license fees came to a total of 121.50. The parents of the boys formed the corporation known as "Kennedy Lake Boat Rentals", and the boys are buying the stock from their parents and hope to own the operation completely in the near future. The boys borrowed $2,200 from a bank to buy eight boats and build their dock facilities. Their fees for the boats range from $1 to $1.75 per hour. The boats include one row- boat, four canoes, and three paddle-boats, all are in constant demand by the hundreds of swimmers and visitors at the park. The boys say they open during the week at noon and operate until 9 p.m. on weekends they open at 10 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Their best day has been about $83. They average better than $20 a day. The two youths are both students at Fort Dodge Senior High School and plan to continue to operate their boat rental business through high school. •»• Wtsr to,Mdi to fern ate •tdliuuy w33a. Enjoy this fatcinattef word fame mry 4ay ia Tto feejister. (Answers appear oa Book Pa|o I* this Anamosa Art Exhibit Today (The Register's Iowa News Service) ANAMOSA, IA. - The fifteenth Annual Paint V Palette Club Ar( Exhibit will be held today from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Grant Wood Memorial Park and Paint n' Palette Art Gallery, 4 miles east of Anamosa on Hwy. 64. There will be about 300 paintings oa.jlisplay and Antioch, the restored school that Grant Wood attended as a boy, from 1897 to 1901, will be open during |he exhibit. The Oxford Junction Polka Band will present a concert from 2 to 3 p.m. and there will be a hobby display and a used, book sale. In case of rain, the event will be held Sunday, Aug. 3. BLENCOE ALUMNI (The Register's Iowa News Service) BLENCOE, IA. - The Blencoe High School Alumni will hold their third gathering at th« Blencoe Park on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 1 p.m. Program chairman is Mrs. Loii Rock. Monsignor Joseph Gregor, 91, with Ida Lisek, 81, who has been his housekeeper for 50 years. At 98, He Will Mark 75 Years as a Priest IRVIN* KOVARSKY (The Regliler'i Iowa Nawi Service) ANAMOSA, IA. - The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Gregor, 98, on July 29 will observe the seventy-fifth year of his o r d i n a t ion into the priesthood. In honor of this diamond jubilee, the first ever held in the Dubuque archdiocese, a concelebrated Mass will be offered in his home at Anamosa 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29. Monsignor Gregor was bora Feb. 14, 1871, one of aevea children at the village of Ruzeaa, Moravia. He was graduated from Pelhrimov college; attended the Brno seminary, also in the state of Moravia, and was ordained into the priesthood July 29, 1894. He served as an assistant priest in three parishes before coming to America in 1905. He came to the United States in answer to a request from tht btehsf of tht Superior, Wise. «aces* ia a*«4 ol Cxtea-Kfktakiaf rttdetary priests. Monsignor Gregor came, bringing with him his person- .al possessions and housekeeper as was required. The housekeeper gave up her work .in 1913 because of illness. He learned to speak English after coming to the United States. His first parishes were in South Dakota and Minnesota before coming to Iowa in 1907. From 1N7-1931, he was pastor at the communities of Ciutier, Chelsea and Little Turkey. He served the Jones county community of Oxford Junction from 1931 until 1960, when he retired at the age of 89. Upon his retirement he moved to Anamosa and lives near Maple Street. Monsignor Gregor's housekeeper is Ida Lisek. Prior to this position, she had a sewing shop in Oxford Junction. As most people were sewing for themselves, she was looking for a more permanent occupation when she heard of Father Gregor's need for a housekeeper. That was over 50 years [o. She is now II. LABELS JOB TESTS UNFAIR (The Register's Iowa Newt Service) IOWA CITY, IA. - Just how fair are tests used to select em- ployes? A University of Iowa business professor maintains that the "professionally developed" tests required by law may often discriminate despite the intentions or integrity of an employer. In the June issue of Labor Law Journal, Prof. Irving Kovarsky urged the judiciary o "take a harder look at the •vidence gathered by social sci- e n t i s t s casting considerable doubt on the legal and social I propriety of many tests. "It is necessary to shift the burden of proving the fairness of a test to an employer who has all the information at his fingertip!," be said. Kovarsky suggests that, in deciding the validity of tests, a judge should weigh the similarity of cultural and educational opportunity for black and white job candidates as well as the incentive to excel. Also, a test may be valid for up 15V» per cent for the 12 one plant location, but not for [months ending June 30 with another, he said. j2,699 recruits compared to the BEST SINCE STARTOFWAR IN VIETNAM Service Schools Are Cited By Nick Lamberto Iowa enlistments in the armed forces reached a record figure for the Vietnam war period in the 12 months ending June 30 with 9,238 persons joining the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The increased number of enlistments, called the "best year in history" by an Iowa Army recruiter, attains greater significance in the face of a decrease in army enlistments nationally. (In Washington, D.C., last week it was reported the army had missed its enlist- 'ment goal of 197,000 men for the year etiding June 30 by 9,000 men. In the previous two years Army recruiters surpassed their annual national goals by 8,000 and 9,000 men.) "It's the area itself," said Maj. Robert Bonthuis, commander of the Army's main recruiting station at DCS Moines. "Our area, the fifth (includes Iowa and South Dakota and parts of Minnesota and Nebraska) actually exceeded its quota for the year." Lt. Col. Richard P. Smith, I m m e d iate predecessor of Major Bonthuis reassigned to Korea July 15, said before he left that the Iowa figure for the year ending June 30 is 16 per cent above any previous fiscal year since the start of the Vietnam war. In the previous 12 months, the total number of enlistees in the four services was 7,912. "We have just experienced our best year in history," said Smith. "I really can't pinpoint the reason, but it could be because we have more schools and opportunities for technical training to offer." For the whole area, army recruiting also was up 16 per cent with 6,046 enlistments for the year ending June 30 and 4,847 for the previous 12-month period. For Iowa, army enlistments totaled 3,627 for the year ending June 30 and 2,908 for the previous 12 months, Smith said. 'Maybe It's better selling by recruiters," Smith said. The minimum army enlistment is two years. Maj. Thomas Heide, commanding officer of the Des Moines Air Force recruiting station, said: "We could have enlisted twice as many as we did. I think the increase is the result of the patriotic spirit of the youth today. "I don't think they're doing it so much to beat the draft as because they think it's their duty." A total of 1,885 persons enlisted in the Air Force in Iowa n the 12 months which ended June 30, Heide said, compared with 1,540 the previous 12 months and 1,845 in the year which ended June 30,1967. Quota System We are under the quota system and we can't enlist any more than the number we get rom Washington," Heide said. The minimum air force enlistment is four years. The navy's Iowa recruiting is Kovarsky advocates the adoption of guidelines defining the "professionalism" of tests. Such guidelines would establish qualifications to be met by the test developer, validity of methodology fffsed in constructing the tesr; and qualification of those who interpret the results. Kovarsky said several precedents exist for requiring employers to prove their innocence. In one, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an employer refusing to reinstate strikers previous fiscal year, with 2,278 recruits, said Lt. William Breidert, executive officer of the Navy recruiting station here. "I truthfully think it's because we can offer better educational opportunities and more specialized training," Breidert said. "And there are chances for quick advancement for those with, special skills in civilian' life. I also think the recruiters are doing a better job of selling. 1 ' minimum enlistment in must submit evidence re-i The „ ruling the possibility that dis-1 the navyis four"years" crimination against union mem- j Only the marines show a de- bers was intentional. A member of the U. of I. faculty since 1964, Kovarsky received his LL.B Degree at Kent University, Chicago; his M.A. at Loyla University, Chicago; his Ph.D. It the U oil; and his law degree »t Yale University. crease in enlistments in Iowa the last 12 months with 1,025 recruits compared to 1,186 in the previous 12 mpnths. Their slight decrease is made up by increases in the other services on showing the percentage increase over-all.

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